27 years old | Emergency Medicine
Klein has wanted to be a doctor as long as he can remember—though he’s not sure where the instinct came from. “No one in my family can stand the sight of blood,” he says. When he was in middle school, “I changed the gauze for my [younger] brother when he got his teeth pulled, because my mom couldn’t do it.” At Yale he joined the EMS group and worked nights as a tech in Yale-New Haven Hospital’s ED. “I was hooked,” he says. During med school, Klein volunteered with the Brown Student Community Clinic and did research with EM professors Esther Choo, MD, MPH and Megan Ranney, MD RES’08 MPH’10; in 2012 he presented a poster, of their study on the correlation between risky behavior by youth and the age they start drinking, at the American Public Health Association meeting. “It was my first opportunity to present at a big conference,” he says. The former cross country athlete also made time to train for and run three marathons, including Boston and Chicago. He feels well prepared for the residency marathon to come. “I’m ready to take the next leap,” Klein says. “This is what I’ve wanted to do for a long time."